Op-Ed

There are 1 comment on the The Martha's Vineyard Times story from Aug 3, 2011, titled Op-Ed. In it, The Martha's Vineyard Times reports that:

The draft Wind Energy Plan for Dukes County, released for public comment last week, looks at the wide range of issues related to wind energy development on land and off shore in state and federal waters.

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Bill Carson

Mattapoisett, MA

#1 Aug 4, 2011
How in the world did the Town of Falmouth buy two turbines in 2009 valued at 5.2 million each through the MTC ? The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative bought these two turbines in 2004 and kept them in a warehouse at $3300.00 per month until the politically embarrassing turbines were sold to Falmouth through some Beacon Hill backdoor deal with our federal funds in 2009.

How did stimulus funds get used for two turbines that were so old they had NO warranty left on them ? These turbines were sold like a used car !

The federal prosecuters need to probe this whole deal !

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-9...

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY
[FRL–9142–5]
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Town of Falmouth, MA

AGENCY: Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2)[manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality] to the Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts for the purchase of a foreign manufactured wind turbine to be installed at its existing wastewater treatment facility
site.

http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2008/08/0...

Friday, August 8, 2008

MTC puts mothballed wind turbines on auction block

As a result, the two turbines, originally purchased in 2005 for $5.2 million each went on sale last week

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